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Love a BLT Sandwich? This BLT Salad with Buttermilk-Parmesan Dressing and Buttery Croutons is the next best thing.. maybe even better! YUM!

BLT Salad with Buttermilk-Parmesan Dressing and Buttery Croutons

  • Author: Souther Living
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad

Description

Recipe from Southern Living


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cubed white bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 ounces romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds assorted fresh tomatoes, sliced (I used grape tomatoes)
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • Flat-leaf parsley and torn basil leaves to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Prepare Croutons: Toss together bread, melted butter, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Place on a baking sheet, and bake 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.
  3. Prepare Dressing: Combine shallot and vinegar in a medium mixing bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in buttermilk and next 5 ingredients.
  4. Make Salad: Arrange romaine lettuce hearts onto a serving platter. Top with sliced tomatoes and chopped bacon, and drizzle with 3 Tbsp. of dressing. Add croutons, parsley, and basil.
  5. Serve immediately with remaining dressing on the side.

Notes

It makes a lot of dressing, I saved it in a glass jar in the fridge and used all week long.

Keywords: BLT, Salad, Easy, Tomatoes, Bacon, Romaine, Croutons, Buttermilk Parmesan Dressing, Make Ahead

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